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April 29th, 2022

 Eli Paperboy Reed’s ‘Down Every Road,’ His Soulful Tribute to Merle Haggard, Is Out Now!


Country and soul might seem worlds apart, but they come powerfully together on the new collection from Eli Paperboy ReedDown Every Road  – the “inspired and raw” (NPR) musician’s tribute to country legend Merle Haggard

Watch Eli Paperboy Reed perform songs from Down Every Road at The Creamery, including “Working Man Blues,” “Mama Tried,” and “I’m a Lonesome Fugitive”:

Keeping almost all of the country legend’s original melodies and song structures intact, Eli brings fresh perspective by adding Pops Staples-inspired guitar, FAME production trademarks, Stax horns, ferociously cathartic vocals and organs conjuring Memphis soul. Ultimately, with this deferential but radically-reworked approach, he proves that the heart and guts and truth at the core of Merle Haggard’s songwriting defy genre altogether.

R&B Revivalist’s compelling argument for Merle Haggard as Soul Brother Number 1 – ****


Eli Paperboy Reed On Tour

May 4 – City Winery – Boston, MA

May 5 – Union Pool – Brooklyn, NY

May 6 – The Hamilton Live – Washington, DC

May 7 – City Winery – Philadelphia

June 9 – Dabadaba – San Sebastián, Spain

June 10 – Sala Azkena – Bilbao, Spain

June 11 – Jimmy Jazz – Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain

June 12 – Notes del Botánico – Madrid, Spain

June 14 – Sala X – Seville, Spain

June 15 – La Cochera Cabaret – Malaga, Spain

June 16 – Loco Club – Valencia, Spain

June 17 – El Desierto Rojo – Valladolid, Spain

June 18 – Casino – Gijón, Spain

June 30 – La Sirène – La Rochelle, France

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